Lahaina skateboarder recognized for rescue efforts during August wildfires

  • Source: KITV ABC 4 Honolulu
  • Published: 02/12/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Six months after the Maui wildfires, there are continued stories of bravery, resilience, community and aloha. One Lahaina-born-and-raised skateboarder is praised for his act of heroism during the fires. Riley came to the rescue during the tragedy. Aloha Boards Skate Shop in Kihei took to Instagram to highlight Riley’s hero story and I had a chance to speak to him. Andrew Beerer, Owner of Aloha Boards, had the opportunity to speak to Riley candidly about the "traumatic effort" one night at his skate shop. During the August wildfires, Riley a local skateboarder from Lahaina took a fire extinguisher to skate toward a burning church where he saw a man described as distraught and confused, and assisted him to safety. A skateboard shop owner shares how this young man is a hero.


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